Create Circle Survey Documentation

Starting exploring Create Circle Survey. Seems pretty straight forward but my drone isn’t pointing at the ROI set with the create circle survey. It flies around a perfect circle, but the drone appears to pointed about 90 degrees from the ROI.

Is there any documenation or can anybody give me a steer?


you are running a new arducopter firmware? i assume yes but have to ask.

try and test ROI manually, and check that works.

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the quick reply. I am using 3.5. I did a few mission last week and it worked fine, which makes me think I am doing something wrong. But, as far as I know, I am doing the exact same thing today as I did last week. I know, doesn’t make sense to me either.


Turns out it was user error however a coding modification would be really helpful. I used Create Circle Survey. When it creates an ROI it leaves the altitude blank. With no altitude, MP can’t properly calculate the aim point, so the drone never pointed at the ROI. Maybe when MP sets the lat and long for the ROI it can pull the altitude.

Thanks for a great product. I love mission planner.